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Cycling and walking to the University of Bath

Getting to the Claverton Down campus by bike or on foot.

Routes to campus

You can walk or bike from the centre of Bath using:

  • North Road
  • Bathwick Hill
  • Widcombe Hill

These routes involve a steep uphill climb. It will take 30 to 40 minutes to walk to campus.

Walk or bike from the east of Bath to campus using:

  • Claverton Down Road
  • The Avenue / Claverton Hill (steep uphill climb)

Walking routes across the city

The University and Bath and North East Somerset Council set up the Walking Network. This is a series of scenic and accessible routes that link the campus with locations around the city.

There are four routes that cross the city, each one passing the campus.

The National Trust, Bath Skyline walk is a longer but more scenic route between the University and the city centre.

Public rights of way

There are routes, off the main roads, used by people biking or walking to campus. If you use these, you must check that you have a legal right of way.

Use this Ordnance Survey map to view public rights of way.

Bicycle storage

You can park your bike in secure storage and bike shelters on and off-campus.


There are showers available in several locations across campus and in the Virgil Building.

There is a drying room in 4ES 1.11 equipped with drying racks and a dehumidifier.

Bicycle toolkit

A bicycle repair kit is available from the Security desk in the Library. It includes a pump, lubricants, and tools.

E-bike loan

If you are a member of staff or a postgraduate student at the University of Bath, you can hire an electric bicycle for free for up to two weeks. An e-bike is great to help you get up the hills, or for a longer commute.

Cycle to work scheme and loans

If you're a member of staff, you can use the salary sacrifice scheme to buy a bike, saving tax and national insurance.

There are also loans available, to buy a bike.

As a student, you can hire a bike for free from the Students’ Union.

Bicycle Users Group

The Bicycle Users Group has over 200 members. Sign up to the mailing list and join the Yammer group to ask for advice and to find out about activities and events.

Find routes to campus

Plan your route.